A surprising call from a Conservative MP out West. Political theatre that is becoming increasingly remote.  A partisanship that cripples our democratic estate.  Yet despite such realities, Canadian communities, like those American ones just prior to the American Revolution, are teeming with new ideas for arresting their decline.  Some of the brightest lights of democracy are working at local levels, below the radar screen of most media, but paving a path forward for how our communities can become more inclusive, diversified, and, yes, prosperous.

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